1987 – up to 2017 – Professor of Surgical Anatomy and General Surgery.
2002-2010 – Director of the University Department of Surgery.
Former Chief of Center for Endocrinology and Endocrine Surgery of the University of Pisa and Former Director of the department of Surgical Pathology.
Visiting expert at IRCAD www.ircad.fr (Institut de recherche contre les cancers de l’appareil digestif, Strasbourg) and course chairman for endocrine surgery;
Director of the endocrine surgery courses at AITS www.aits.tw (The Asian institute of telesurgery, Taiwan) ;
Honorary Dean of the AITC (Asian Institute Thyroid Cancer) in Show Chuan Hospital in Taiwan.
Founding President of E.S.E.S. www.eses.cc (European society of endocrine surgeons);
President of the National Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research since January 2018.